Are my two cochins boys or girls? I'm torn!!

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by huckleberryfarm, May 17, 2010.

  1. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    My first hatch ever produced these little beauties! I have 5 LF Cochins. Two have dark red combs and wattles and have already started crowing. They are all 13 weeks old. I have one that has no comb or wattles at all. These two have combs and wattles but they are lighter and neither has crowed. What do you think?

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    Butterscotch, my frizzled Cochin



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    Mr. Fancy Pants


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    A side view of Mr. Fancy Pants

    Butterscotch acts more like a hen. Mr. Fancy Pants is just a curious chicken which is how he got his name.

    Girls or boys??? Thanks!
     
  2. SAORSA

    SAORSA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would just have to wait to know for sure because I don't know the tell signs like a Cochin person would.
    Sooner or later you will or will not get an egg. And eventually the boys get friendly with the girls, if you have girls.

    Here's a bump, hope it helps.
     
  3. ve

    ve Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Both boys
     
  4. Namble

    Namble Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sorry but both of those look kinda rooish to me [​IMG] They are gorgeous though!
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree, they both look like boys.
     
  6. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

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    I would say roos, my hens combs did not get that big till they started laying at 6 months
     
  7. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    If one had to be a hen, I would think it was the first one. The second one is definitely a roo.
     
  8. huckleberryfarm

    huckleberryfarm Chickenista

    Jan 7, 2010
    Greenwood, SC
    Well, I guess Mr. Fancy Pants is staying a Mister! Since his siblings crow nonstop, I figure these two will start if they are in fact roos. My children will absolutely kill me if I have to rehome these. Hopefully they'll all get along somehow. And I obviously need some more hens!
     

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